Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cross-country trip highlights, drone video

by Rob Cantor.


It's hard to believe how the drone holds so steady in gusty wind. The wind was quite strong on the ridge especially at the spot where it was launched at the flat cut into the ridge for the U turn, at the exact beginning of this video, yet the drone hangs in air without being jostled. I asked Rob about that and he told me the drone communicates with eleven satellites to hold its place. That did not explain how the drone avoids moving even an inch. Not jostled around at all. No corrections show. Its blades must behave as gyroscopes holding it in place. The drone returns to its base when power becomes low. And it has a fine camera too. The launching spot is where the two baby rattlesnakes were spotted causing some excitement at the top.

7 comments:

edutcher said...

All these trip vids.

You're going all TOP on us.

ricpic said...

Drone robot armies will bury mankind.

--Nostradamus

Chip Ahoy said...

I just now noticed all the beetle damage in Steamboat Springs. What a bummer. The entire patch of trees is gray.

ndspinelli said...

I drove through Steamboat Springs in January 2015. Man, you gotta really want to get there. Although, I guess unless the resort is on I-70 like Vail or Glenwood Springs, most Colorado resorts are like that. We drove from Denver to Telluride last Sept. With all the construction is was a chore, beautiful drive, but a chore nonetheless.

AprilApple said...

Cool. What kind of drone/camera combo is that?

AprilApple said...

Steamboat is my least favorite resort area. The Yampa river valley is beautiful, but the mountains around that area are not so impressive. I prefer the Elk range or the San Juans. Some drone action around there would be really cool.

Chip Ahoy said...

Drone, I don't know what type. It is a good one. Comes in an impressive case. When it goes up at the beginning it looks out over Red Rocks park. It also shows Bandimere Speedway. The dinosaur footprints are shown only obliquely.